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Photograph - Crossing the line on the Ariston

From the Collection of Mission to Seafarers Victoria 717 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria

Description
Black and white photograph of the "crossing the line" ceremony aboard the Ariston on 19 September 1946.
Size
H6.7 x W9.6
Object Registration
0161
Keywords
allan-charles-quinn, crossing-the-line, sweden, central-america, north-west-indies, south-america, equator, ariston
Historical information
This photograph depicts the ritual of "crossing the line" which marks the point at which a sailor first crosses the equator. Allan worked aboard the M.T. Ariston during 1946 and worked between Sweden, Central America, North West Indies and South America.
Significance
This photograph is from the Allan Charles Quinn collection which is a collection of letters and photographs depicting life at sea for a young man in the period immediately following World War II.
Inscriptions & Markings
Black ink on reverse: Crossing the equator on Ariston/ 10.9.46
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM